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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 10:25 pm    Post subject: Audio: A Planet Versus The Psychopaths Reply with quote

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The Beautiful Truth Show - 24th May, 2011

Puzzling People: The Labyrinth of the Psychopath

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Fintan Dunne speaks with Thomas P. Sheridan, about how the minds of
psychopaths work and why, and what we can do to survive and thrive
and ultimately escape forever.


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The Beautiful Truth Show - 17th June, 2011

A Planet Versus the Psychopaths

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H/T Kathy for bringing this guest to us.

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About the Author

Raised in Dublin, Ireland, Thomas Sheridan is a professional artist currently
living and working in south Sligo under the shadow of the Ox Mountains.

After moving to New York in the mid 1980s, he became a musician playing with
the inl uential Lower East Side goth/post-punk three piece h e Children’s Zoo.

Upon leaving the music business in the early 1990s, Thomas studied as a graphic
designer and went on to enjoy a successful communications career with several
Wall Street investment banks.

Returning to Ireland to pursue his painting career in 1998, he began to write
poetry, satirical essays, short stories and socio-political commentaries on
subjects ranging from Irish politicians, to psychology, media manipulation
and the occult and published in journals and books worldwide.

Thomas’s paintings have been described as, ‘vibrant, contemplative, poetic and
soulful, with an underlying surrealist/symbolist nature’. His inspiration is drawn
from many sources, from the human condition within the real and emotional landscape,
to the nature of reality and relationships. Thomas’ work is in private collections
worldwide and he has been represented by numerous galleries.

“My music, art and writing have been a life-long at empt to create a dialogue
with the society and world around me and as a result, to implement a more
meaningful dialogue with myself.”


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REFERENCES:

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Thomas Sheridan's Blog:
http://labyrinthpsycho.blogspot.com/

Thomas Sheridan's YouTube Chanel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/ThomasSheridanArts

Puzzling People Facebook Page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Puzzling-People

Thomas Sheridan's Art:
http://thomassheridanartist.blogspot.com/



See also:

Malcolm Webster: polite charmer who
lured women then plotted their deaths


To women, Malcolm Webster was affable, witty and always impeccably
polite, and when his wife died in a car crash, police decided it was no
more than an accident.


Without Conscience:
The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us

by Robert D. Hare PhD

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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 2:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great interview, Fintan.

I was watching some of Sheridan's videos after the interview, and I recommend this video to everyone.

This is some really profound stuff.

Are we living at a time when our collective shadow is coming to light so that we can as a species work through this shadow material? It's a hopeful thought that things will indeed change if we are prepared to learn the hard lessons by confronting the shadow both within and without.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0-DmXynOcY

Another point:

Compare Sheridan's profile of psychopaths -- impulsive, always hiding behind many false personas, and wanting to project a competence they don't really have -- to the "a super powerful Illuminati controls and plans everything in world" meme. Is that not the ultimate cover story for a group of psychopaths? Are we dealing with a group that pretends to have absolute control and have long-running plans (lasting decades, generations, centuries, millennia, depending on the story you're willing to buy), when really they act almost totally on impulse?

It may be easy for non-psychopaths to mistake a "Master Plan" for a pattern of repetitive compulsions, no?
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

urbanspaceman wrote a rhetorical question, I think:

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Are we dealing with a group that pretends to have absolute control and have long-running plans...when really they act almost totally on impulse?



might one suggest that one studies the work of documentarian Adam Curtis?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Curtis

He contends in his inimitable Oxford don way that, yes, we have been and are still brilliantly decieved by politicians and spivs who are nothing more than egomaniacal pretenders.

I've been studying Curtis's work on and off for several years and more intensely these past two months'; it's like an addiction, once you really get into Curtis's head and Google the names he names: you are both eyes wide open. It's quite scary and obliquely liberating.

The whole gabble of 'them' really are all utterly ignorant and we just can't help falling time and again for their poisoned pretensions.

It begs the question: are we the psychopaths?

By the way, I haven't even listened to the audio yet.

Serendipity is a strange bedfellow, is it not? [That's a tag question.]

P.S. start with 'The Living Dead'. [Almost all of Curtis's work has been uploaded onto YouTube.]
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bingo Fintan and Kathy. This is exactly what I have encountered in my life on a very dangerous level, and I'm confronting it.
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

atm wrote:
might one suggest that one studies the work of documentarian Adam Curtis?

BBC just broadcast his new one yesterday, "All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace". If you have access to BBC iPlayer, take a look.

I'm a big fan. I've been meaning to watch his docs again...I don't know why the BBC hasn't put out any official DVDs of his work yet!

An overarching theme from his work seems to be "the more someone tries to do achieve a goal, the more they get it's opposite".
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 2:17 pm    Post subject: Great Audio! Reply with quote

Thanks Kathy for finding Thomas for us and thanks Fintan for the interview!

I have been poring over Thomas' other interviews and youtube videos and am experiencing a lot of resonance with my own personal workplace experience of almost 2 years ago.`

The essential profile outlined by Thomas has replayed some key episodes, scenes and observations from my memory, not as traumatic incidents but as lessons and opportunities for growth. As Fintan and Paul Levy pointed out in the 'World is Psyche' audio, these kind of people come into our lives for a reason, so that we become stronger and wiser in order to protect ourselves. Rather like measles and the immune system.

Overall, the big picture is what gets us through these difficult chapters in our existence. As Thomas says in the youtube video posted by Urbanspaceman above, these psychopaths shake up something in us that we need to awaken. Such experiences do help you to find a deeper level to yourself; they offer a possible path to enlightenment and higher consciousness I have found.

I remain positive that we as a species will shake off this subset from our evolutionary past. There is definitely a sense of awakening collective consciousness from Thomas' work.

That and a lot of practical advice, such as doing your homework on psychopaths and getting your facts and evidence together as a backup and a defence. To cut a long story short, if you really cross one of these people and confront them, they will pursue you, even if you move on; so have some paperwork on their background that you can forward to their next employer and they will back off, I can guarantee you. Wink
These people are total eejits in reality.

Oh and the points Thomas make about emotional detachment and neutral observation of psychopaths in important to the healing process. Letting go takes a long time...but sure transcendence is a 2-way street.


Cheers again everyone (especially enjoyed the references to Irish politics and religion in the audio!),

Neil.

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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 4:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Great Audio! Reply with quote

Neil wrote:
Rather like measles and the immune system.

Excellent analogy!
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2011 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some further reflections
by Thomas Sheridan on
the interview we did.....


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That interview was very much just an introduction
to Tomas Sheridan's book, work and his ideas.

We plan to discuss these issues much
more broadly in another audio soon.

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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 3:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But... if they are a lot less competent than what they project,
and cannot work together (as in global conspiracy), then who/what
is responsible for the apparently cohesive global network of control/repression?

Someone has got to be quite the planner to have instituted this global
network in virtually every "developed" country in the world.
From government to monetary/social/medical/educational structures,
it's the same, same everywhere.

Unfortunately, I have quite a bit of experience w/these types,
but cannot say if they are true or proto...
never managed to get them brain scanned Question

Re. "they will pursue you, even if you move on..."
I have found that once you are of no further value to them,
and especially once you've figured them out, they much prefer to leave you alone.
Much like a vampire exposed to the light of day.

I am truly haunted by these experiences -
if the average healing time is about 2 years, I am definitely healing-challenged!
In fact, the only way I have managed to forget about a given
past relationship/experience is by having a brand new one to deal with.

I attract these people like flies to sh*t, (yup - that's me!), and can never quite believe what's in front of my eyes until it's too late.

As in the measles analogy, I often think of this quote from one of my favourite movies:

"The demons that we see around us sometimes are really just angels in disguise - helping us to let go of our attachments."

- Danny Aiello, from the movie Jacob's Ladder


Anyhow, whoever/whatever is responsible for virtually everything that is covered here at BFN, I do not think they are incompetent at all.
Of course, I refer not to the clowns we see in public, but their masters.

Any thoughts?
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great Stuff,

Thanks Kathy and Fintan for bringing
this into my life. Its very timely.

I wouldnt say that i was dealing with
a psychopath but certainly in the past
i've had problems with attracting
highly manipulative people, bullies
and bitches( male & female). When
i look back im kinda blown away by
how nasty some of the people were
that i was friends with and how much
i put up with.

It reached an apex jus over two
years ago and synchronistically
enuff i feel like ive only jus escaped
the pain of it all in the last two months.

Its definitely been a life changing
experience and in the last two years
ive kinda been a recluse jus so i can
process the behaviours of all these
people i have known or attracted.
Ive learned extraordinary things
about human behaviour and i dont
think my life could progress without
this knowledge.

I definitely think in this day and age
with our psychopathic media and its
psycopathic funders alot of ordinary
people are being effected and have
a stunted consciousness and are
acting out psycopathic behaviours
or echoing the darkness of this spirit
warfare which is how i see it.

Im really glad to see 'sex and the city'
brought up. I definitely saw the negative
effect that had on some women around
me. There is also a growing problem
with Misandry in our society now
that is just not being challenged. Anyways
thats another subject for another day.

Love this poem with moving images by Thomas


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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay kids, let's play a game. It's called Spot the Psychopath.

[Clue: he's the one on the right. Note the trademark 'Joker' smile.]

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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fintan wrote:
Some further reflections
by Thomas Sheridan on
the interview we did.....


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That interview was very much just an introduction
to Tomas Sheridan's book, work and his ideas.

We plan to discuss these issues much
more broadly in another audio soon.



Both functions co-existing, without harmony. Either extreme leading to behavior that can be classified as aberrant. This then begs the question:

"How is this evolutionary state expected to improve the species?"

Regarding our baser instincts versus our intellectual capacity, creative opposition is a state that exists, not to impede progress but to challenge and fortify the means and methods that are in use. Thus, both can grow to exceed their initial state and further assist the evolution of the organism. That we see sidetracks and dead-ends appearing along the way should be no surprise. Perfecting something implies imperfect, transient forms along the way. Our society and its values are products of the process that can and will evolve as we do.

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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

arkestra wrote:
Great Stuff,

Thanks Kathy and Fintan for bringing
this into my life. Its very timely.

I wouldnt say that i was dealing with
a psychopath but certainly in the past
i've had problems with attracting
highly manipulative people, bullies
and bitches( male & female). When
i look back im kinda blown away by
how nasty some of the people were
that i was friends with and how much
i put up with.

I definitely think in this day and age
with our psychopathic media and its
psycopathic funders alot of ordinary
people are being effected and have
a stunted consciousness and are
acting out psycopathic behaviours
or echoing the darkness of this spirit
warfare which is how i see it.

Im really glad to see 'sex and the city'
brought up. I definitely saw the negative
effect that had on some women around
me. There is also a growing problem
with Misandry in our society now
that is just not being challenged. Anyways
thats another subject for another day.



Glad you and others found the interview with
Thomas Sheridan enlightening.

I too have had problems with manipulative people,
bullies and bitches in my life. And like you I have spent
time looking at this issue, to see what it is in me that
attracts these people. It's been an interesting
journey learning about "myself" and well worthwhile.

I think we have been well conditioned from birth and
beyond --which is how some of us end up in situations
with psychopaths. However I am not blaming anyone
for this conditioning, because, as Thomas says we may
have needed this experience to help us to progress to
the next level.

I've learnt to regard every experience
as a stepping stone towards realizing my full potential
and I'm still finding stepping stones, still learning
--always will be learning.

I have learnt to be an observer, rather than feeling
I always need to be engaging. Through observing
we give our intuition opportunity to kick in, an opportunity
to process holistically rather than make rash judgements.

IMHO we need to remember not to get sucked into
groupthink mentality. It's from groupthink the Misandry
and Misogyny come. We need to consider the individual
rather than the collective.

It should be pointed out, misogyny also hurts men
and Misandry also hurts women.

Some good reading on misogyny

A website dealing with Misandry

AntiMisandry.com Blames TV For Anti-Man Conspiracy


But as you say -that's a subject for another day.

I have really enjoyed listening to Thomas Sheridan, my
eye's have been opened. I totally agree that we need to
use our gut instinct and intuition. Hopefully we will have
more interviews with Thomas over the coming months.

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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting interview and responses. I could never put my finger on why I have so many opposing views on all the various political propoganda out there - and I suspect it's because 1) Most of it is bullshit and 2) I get tired of trying to see everyone's side of the story.

It gets confusing to logically sort it all out and come up with a real solution to individuals' lives when it comes to living and working in society.

Easily, when researching past societies, no matter how "great" historians make them out to be, there's always information explaining just how horrible it was for the losers. But regardless, the past always seems to indicate that nothing is perfect, concessions are always made, sometimes to the benefit of one group or to another and to the supression or destruction of many remainding ones of opposite ideals.

Looking for that utopia is an endless pursuit. The utopia pushers can be just as incredulous as the mercenary, the imperialist, the this and that kind of leader.

Tuning out, the 60's mantra, almost sounds like a solution, but definitely not by way of LSD or whatever mind-altering escape. Not for me, anyway. But I understand the gist of just getting on with one's life and ignoring all the bullshit. How the hell can we all do that and know a) whether we're not missing important aspects of life as a society (meaning, not getting caught by surprise when some heinous arm of the powerful swoops down to seize us), and b) if we can sustain enough support by way of example to the rest of society so they don't inadvertantly sabotage this freeing of ones' self?

Some examples, if I may point them out -

Working for the corporate master. How can we truly rid ourselves from being the robots they've turned people into?

Addiction to distraction. Anyone who truly has a busy family and/or business life or creative life typically has little time to pay attention to social media, TV, and all the other time-wasting things we subscribe to as rituals.

Politicians and all the grass-roots movements. There really isn't anything new under the sun. Most of these people, even if they start off innocently enough, wind up being self-absorbed leaders.

Crazymakers. If we have good family and friends, we wouldn't be allowing these idiots into our lives. I still have no idea why I wind up with at least one nutcase in my life... maybe I feel sorry for them, or maybe I am so desperate for attention that I have to deal with one drama queen or king at some point of each day. That's not good whatsoever, because we are what we pay attention to. Sick people make us sicker too.

I confuse people because I can't find one group that has no contradicting or hypocritical angle upon closer inspection. And so I have come to believe that we're all prone to double-standards which normally stems from making exclusions for our own sake in our beliefs.

Beyond that... all this "think globally, act locally" ranting is tiresome and so retreating to one's own back porch for intimate experiences with solitude and wonder of something as useless as watching ants in the dirt is extremely freeing. If you can add a soulmate or friend or family member to that, it's probably the best part of your day. But not everyone is going to want life to be like that. So what? As long as they're not stopping you, screw them.

We'll likely always have men and women who can't sit still and need to go out and make something spectacular of themselves, pulling millions into the fire with them, on some hell-raising journey to mega-billions and power. Lead, follow, or get out of the way of the rat-race.

The funny part is that the rat-race winners tend to go off on vacations to do exactly what can be done with little to nothing: sit and watch ants in the dirt and marvel at nature. Difference is, many of them want to own it all and keep it away from the rest unless they sweat for it.

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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How timely this topic is. Our small private school, very short on funds has been letting in some kids so devoid of feelings for the rest of the school I thought they were psychopaths and now I'm sure - - - or pretty sure. They are charming, funny, totally disrespecful of the rules, bad students, rowdy, violent, fit, they do the eye scanning thing, and they do appeal to my ego, especially because I find their antics kind of cute. Now I will see them in a different way.

And the lizard thing reminds me of what I've heard of conspiracy theorist David Icke, but he is derided for his comparison of people to lizards, or a belief in actual lizard people. I know almost nothing about Ickye and am not defending him but could his world-running lizards not be the psychopaths.

And my bad boy (and a few girls) students do look like lizards, the way they congregate in the lunchroom, slumped in their seat and relaxed like iguanas sunning on a rock until the bell rings and the languid way they take their time to get to the next class, for which they are almost always late. And then they lie when I ask why. And often they say it is because their stomachs hurt. They fake illness! It's true!

A problem I have is extrapolating these guys into future leaders or even businessmen in a position to do systemic harm. But I will look into this story more and read the book, as well. Thanks for the interview F & K.
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